aluminium lightweighting

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers in California say they have developed an alternative for copper wire in automotive applications that is cheaper and lighter than existing solutions – namely, aluminium wire rods strengthened by carbon nanotubes. According to scientists at vehicle wire harness manufacturer Yazaki’s research...

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India’s Railway Board Approves Purchase of Aluminium Coaches

India’s railroads will soon see rolling stock made from lightweight aluminium after the country’s railway authority approved of a plan to purchase aluminium coaches from a domestic manufacturer last week. According to officials, India’s Railway Board has approved of a plan to purchase aluminium coaches from Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Raebareli. The Board asked […]

Aluminium from Novelis Trims 200 Lbs. From New 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. revealed yesterday that the firm will be supplying aluminium for use in the manufacture of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL). The company said in a press release that FCA US LLC has contracted with the firm to provide aluminium for the production of a variety of parts, […]

Purdue Scientist Develop Aluminium Alloy with Strength Rivaling Stainless Steel

Scientists at Purdue University say they have developed a new aluminium alloy with strength comparable to stainless steel. According to researchers at the university’s School of Materials Engineering, altering the metal’s crystal lattice by introducing distortions known as “stacking faults,” or omitting a layer in the crystal’s atomic structure, can add strength to the metal […]

Novelis Brings Innovative Automotive Aluminium Alloy to North America

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday that it has made available Advanz 6HF – e/s200 aluminium alloy to North American clients. The alloy, which is intended for use in automotive applications, was originally (and successfully) introduced in Europe. According to Novelis, the 6xxx-series aluminium alloy is best suited to body sides, […]